DIY Party

Something for New Year's Eve

Here's a fun way to spruce up a bottle of sparkling cider, wine or champagne for your New Year's Eve celebration: Add a festive tag to it. 

A project from TechniqueTuesday.comThis was tag came together in just a few minutes.

I cut a 3" x 6" piece of cardstock. I rounded the corners and scored a line about 2 1/2" down from the top.

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I used Technique Tuesday's Circles steel dies to cut a hole out of the top of the tag. And then I used the Good Times - Fresh Cut Studio dies to create the clock face. I layered the clock on top of a circle cut from gold paper with the Circles dies. 

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I just love that gold + black + white combination! It's perfect for New Year's!

The sentiment was created with the help of the Say It - Happy stamp set

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This stamp set is one of my go-to stamp sets because it covers a lot of different occasions. Love that! 

Wishing you a safe and happy New Year's Eve,

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A Jar of Holiday Treats for Someone Sweet

Hi all!

Teri here, and I've got a fun holiday gift idea for you today.

Fill a jar with holiday treats and then tie on a super cute tag!

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Hee! So I might be a little biased on that super cute tag thing! Wink

But can you believe I made the tag for my treat jar with Technique Tuesday's steel dies and clear stamps? It was easy.

I created the tag base with the Story Card steel dies. And then I made the snowman by cutting a couple circles with Circles dies, a heart with the Nested Hearts dies and some red scarf pieces with the banner from the Story Card dies. I also freehand cut a triangle to serve as the snowman's carrot nose and a couple strips of paper to make the snowman's hat brim and arms.

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I cut the green circle in half. I placed it on top of the snowman's head and then added a strip of white cardstock that I drew some black marks on.

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I drew a face, added the nose and then adhered the head to the scarf pieces and the body (aka: the larger circle). I fashioned a couple arms for my snowman with the strip of kraft cardstock.

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I finished him off with a couple enamel dots and wiggle eyes. I also hung the heart off one of his arms.

After that, I added my snowman to my base card. I popped a hole in the top of it and then stamped a sentiment.

You might be wondering about the words I used on my tag? They are from the Merry Day stamp set. I think so many phrases in the set would have worked good on this tag.

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I also added a few pom poms to look like snow is falling down.

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Some Joyful Tags by Tobi

Hi all!

Started thinking about how you are going to wrap your holiday packages yet? Check out this fun tag Tobi Crawford made that would look great on a gift!

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Tobi cut the base of the tag with the This Tag - Fresh Cut Studio steel dies. She created the folded banner with the Folding Banners - Fresh Cut Studio dies. The words she used are from the Trendy Trees stamp set.

I just love the vintage feel of Tobi's tag! The colors are so soft and soothing. 

And guess what? She made a second tag. It's a lot like the first one, but she used a different wood veneer shape on top. 

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So fun! 

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Thanks for sharing these great tags, Tobi!

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Happy Halloween

Let the ghosts and goblins come out. Halloween is here.

And how cute is this little tag Lori Vliegen created to tie on a bag of candy?! 

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Super cute if you ask me!

I love how she stamped the ghost (from the Boo by Lori Vliegen stamp set) and then added the white coloring to it. And the oval with the "boo" word is the perfect touch!

Speaking of Lori's Boo stamp set, Technique Tuesday has a special offer for you.

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Buy the Boo stamp set and we'll send you Technique Tuesday's Eek stamp set for free. Just use this link to make your purchase.

Have a safe and happy holiday,

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Celebrating December with Laura

Here's a fun way to spruce up a holiday gift.

Decorate it with a tag or label stamped with a sentiment from the Celebrating December - Memory Keepers Studio stamp set like Laura O'Donnell did.

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Laura die-cut the tag with the Folding Banners - Fresh Cut Studio steel dies. Then she stamped the sentiment on top and added the glittery flower.

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Imagine creating a whole bunch of tags like Laura's. Tuck them away in a safe place so that you just have to grab them when you are ready to start wrapping this year's Christmas presents.

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A Sweet Little Gift for the Kids

Looking for a quick and easy gift for the kids and grandkids? How about a bottle of bubbles?

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All you need is Technique Tuesday's Going Places Fresh Cut Studio steel dies, some cardstock, string and some tiny bottles of bubbles.

Simply die-cut the heart and octagon from cardstock a couple times and then assemble the pieces together. Pop holes through the top of the octagons and bring some string through them and then tie them onto your bottles of bubbles. 

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For a little added visual interest, consider stamping a word on the hearts. The "xoxo" I used here is from Technique Tuesday's Love You Lots stamp set

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 You can also spruce up your hearts by adding a gem, pearl or enamel dot to them.

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New Memory Keepers Studio and Fresh Cut Studio Products

It is August 1st, which means Technique Tuesday has some new clear stamps and steel dies.

This is Going Places, our Memory Keepers Studio stamp set for August.

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This clear stamp set consists of 21 clear stamps on a 4" x 6" storage sheet. 

And this the Going Places steel dies, our Fresh Cut Studio dies for August. 

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These products are on sale now and begin shipping around the 10th to Memory Keepers Studio and Fresh Cut Studio members.

Not a member of the auto-ship programs but interested? You can find out more about Memory Keepers Studio by going here. And you can find out more about Fresh Cut Studio by going here.

Keep watching our blog. We'll be sharing some fantastic projects in the coming days that our Creative Team has made with these products.

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Getting the DIY Party Look: Tissue Paper Flowers

Teri here, and I am so happy to see you again today.

I think one of the neatest decorations from my DIY Party were the tissue paper flowers I made.

I made a few dozen pink flowers to decorate the party table, the room and even the party banner.

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These were really easy to make, thanks to Technique Tuesday's Circles DIY Steel Dies.

I piled up a stack of tissue paper (about 8 sheets worth) and ran them through my die-cutting machine with a circle die.

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I stapled the circles with a stapler so they'd stay together. I crinkled them up with my fingers and then uncrinkled them, seperating one sheet of tissue paper from the next. 

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I think they kind of look like rosebuds. 

Then I placed a glob of glue onto a piece of scratch paper and dipped the flowers in it. Then I dipped them into a pile of glitter.

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The end result was something like this.

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The cool thing is each one looked a little different. I also loved that I could place them anywhere I just wanted to add a pop of color, even on some on the party table.

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Thanks for joining me to today. To learn more about the Spring Party, go here and here.

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Getting the DIY Party Look: Customized Straws

Hi again!

I showed you my DIY Party on Monday. I want to show you today how I took plain old paper straws and turned them into something special for the party! 

The supplies I used were:

And here's the how-to.

Start by die-cutting a number of label shapes from cardstock and patterned paper.

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Take a sentiment stamp and ink it up. (Hint: If you only want to use a portion of the stamp, cover part of the stamp with tape before you ink the stamp. Once you've inked up the stamp, remove the tape and stamp.)

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Stamp the sentiment.

Wrap a stamped label and a patterned paper label around the straw.  Staple the labels in place.

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The end result will be something that looks like these! 

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Fun, huh?

And just in case you are wondering, here's how these straws looked on my party table. I tucked all of my straws in a small jar.

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Tune in tomorrow and I'll show you how I created the tissue paper flowers I used to decorate the table and the party banner with Technique Tuesday DIY Steel Dies.

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You're Invited to a DIY Party

Truth: I love entertaining.

Whenever I have friends over, I always get a kick out of giving them a personalized gift to make their visit a little more friendly. Whether I tie a stamped tag onto a bag of candy or fill a jar of treats and then decorate the jar with die-cuts, those handmade touches always seem to impress them.

I recently took things to a new level when I created an entire partyscape with Technique Tuesday clear stamps and DIY Steel Dies. I'd like to invite you today to take a look at some the decorations and customized treats I made for the party.

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One of my favorite things from the party are these cute water bottles.

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They were really easy to customize. I simply removed their labels and then wrapped patterned paper around them. I die-cut circles with Technique Tuesday's Circles DIY Steel Dies and then stamped on top with flowers from the Grow Happy by Lori Vliegen stamp set.

The little metal stand is a place setting card I found at the local party supply store. I die-cut a rectangle card with Technique Tuesday's Story Card DIY Steel Dies and then stamped the sentiment from the Bring on the Sun by Ali Edwards stamp set on top. It just seemed like a great phrase for a party! 

I decorated straws with labels and stamped words and filled small plastic containers with Sunflower seeds. (Because you gotta have something somewhat healthy at a party, right?)

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Each plastic treat container (found at the dollar store) is decorated with a sentiment from the Labels by Ali Edwards stamp set. You might be wondering about that pink puffball on the plate here? Well, that's a flower I made with tissue paper and Technique Tuesday's Circle dies. I made few dozen of them to decorate the room and the party table. (Come back to the blog on Wednesday and I'll show you can make some like them.)

Finally, I filled a jar with chocolate because, gosh, what's a party without chocolate?! I created the little decorative stake for it by stamping the flower design on it Petal Power stamp set, coloring it in with pencils and then mounting it to a straw. The words? They too are from the Bring on the Sun by Ali Edwards stamp set. 

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The last thing I did for this party ensemble was to create the banner. I didn't want my banner to be too big so I cut only a couple panels with the Story Card die. You'll notice I added some of my tissue paper flowers to it. I also stamped on a few die-cut labels with Technique Tuesday's I Like You stamp set.

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Tune in tomorrow and I'll show you how I made some customized straws for the party guests.

Technique Tuesday supplies used to create this party ensemble:

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